clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

SF Giants Minor Lines, 6/25

New, 45 comments

The future starts today!

Lots of stuff going on with personnel today. We got the pro debuts from a whole bunch of 2015 drafts, but let's start with the promotions!

I believe Josh Osich is heading for Sacramento as well, though haven't been able to confirm that yet. Pretty exciting days ahead!

HIGHLIGHTS: D.J. Snelten K's 9 in 6 shutout innings. Aramis Garcia went 4 for 6. Johneshwy Fargas reached base 4 times.  Mikey Edie went 3 for 4 with 3 SB.

Sacramento won at Fresno (Astros), 7-5
Winning their three game series, 2-1 (HA! ha)

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

LF

Ryan Lollis

5

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.323

SS

Ehire Adrinaza

5

1

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.321

C

Hector Sanchez

5

2

2

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

.239

DH

Jarrett Parker

5

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.270

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Matt Cain, W, 1-2

5.2

4

2

2

2

4

1

0

0

4.02

Steven Okert

1.1

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

4.50

Cory Gearrin

0.2

2

2

2

0

1

1

0

0

3.06

Erik Cordier, S 5

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.86

Matt Cain had a fine final tune up prior to rejoining the Giants as he got up to 98 pitches with 4 Ks. His one mistake resulted in a 2 run HR to Jonathan Singleton, who also touched up Cory Gearrin later for his second HR of the night (17th of the year).

You can see the full raw interview video feed of Cain after the game here, discussing his stuff, his return to SF, and also reminiscing a bit about his days in Fresno a decade ago. Good stuff!

The RiverCats pounded out 14 hits, including 5 XBH, to help overcome the Grizzlies 3 HR night. Ehire Adrianza continued his excellent AAA season with three hits, a run scored and his 6th SB of the year. Adrianza's making a great case to be back in SF as a UT infielder at some point if the Joaquin Arias era ever ends. Sacramento also got 2 HRs of their own, one from Carlos Triunfel and this one that opened the game's scoring from Hector Sanchez

Richmond lost to Trenton (Yankees), 4-0 in 5.1 innings Rain Shortened

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

2b

Kelby Tomlinson

2

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.324

RF

Mac Williamson

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.293

CF

Engel Beltre

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.333

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Kyle Crick, L, 1-3

0.2

2

3

3

4

1

0

0

0

3.00

Joan Gregorio

3.1

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

4.30

Stephen Johnson

0.2

1

1

1

0

1

0

1

0

3.97

A deluge ended this game and a deluge began it. The deluge that ended it was the latest in the series of heavy thunderstorms we've been having all month which shut the game down in the top of the 6th.  The deluge that began it was the hailstorm of Kyle Crick's wildness, walking four batters without managing to get out of the first inning. His final line could easily have been much worse, had not Joan Gregorio come in and gotten out of the bases loaded situation Crick left behind without more runs scoring. But as it is it was bad enough.

I think Kyle can officially be labeled a "mess" at this point. He has 20 BBs vs. 8 Ks in his past 4 starts and the innings pitched of those four games have decreased: 5.1, 3.0, 3.0, 0.2.  The Pitcher Whisperers are definitely finding Kyle a tough case to crack.  I'm not sure how much longer they can keep running him out there like this at this point.

The Richmond hitters were almost entirely silent in this game, mounting only 2 hits and no other baserunners in their 5 innings of at bats.  It was the final game for two hitters at the top of the order and in general the Richmond roster is about to see a lot of turnover with Tomlinson, Williamson, Osich out, Slater and likely some others coming in. The group that started the season managed to rebound admirably from a disastrous stretch in April, leaving the second-half roster in position to make a post-season run at 38-33, 3.5 games behind in their division.

And of course, the last note for Richmond: they have a starting pitcher who's going to be making an upcoming trip to Cincinnati, and he'll be reuniting with a former SJ teammate there:

San Jose lost to Modesto (Rockies), 5-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Christian Arroyo

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.306

RF

Hunter Cole

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.313

3b

Ryder Jones

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.287

LF

Daniel Carbonell

1

3

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.333

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Tommy Hanson, L, 1-1

2.0

2

1

1

1

2

0

0

0

2.25

Luis Ysla

2.2

5

2

2

1

3

0

0

1

8.05

Ian Gardeck

1.0

4

2

2

0

1

0

0

0

5.23

Christian Jones

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4.13

Why so early?

Modesto posted single runs off Hanson and Luis Ysla in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings and that would be all they would need against a pretty punchless SJ attack. The Giants managed 8 hits. They had no XBH and just 1 walk.  Cristian Arroyo and recently returned Daniel Carbonell were the only SJ hitters to reach base twice in this game, with Arroyo having the only mulit- hit line.  They did scratch together a couple of rallies, including this little dink and dunk masterpiece:

I hazarded a guess yesterday that part of the reasoning behind the Slater promotion was to allow Cole to get back to playing the infield and increasing his flexibility. At least in game 1, post-Slater, that wasn't the case, as former Nat Jeff Kobernus was brought up from the AZL and plugged right into Slater's former spots in both the lineup and the 2b position. I'd still like to see Cole take more infield reps, as I think the bat will play better if it's not confined to a corner OF spot. But given Cole's tweet above, it looks like that's not in the offing as he joins Slater and Beede as the third member of the 2014 draft class to hit AA.

Augusta beat Rome (Braves), 3-2 in 12 innings

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Johneshwy Fargas

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

.296

C

Aramis Garcia

6

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.235

3b

Jonah Arenado

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.270

RF

Dylan Davis

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

.208

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

D.J. Snelten

6.0

3

0

0

3

9

0

0

0

3.72

Raymundo Montero

1.2

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1.86

Carlos Diaz

1.1

0

0

0

1

4

0

0

0

2.55

Dusten Knight, W, 5-1

1.2

2

2

2

1

2

0

0

0

1.72

The Greenjackets got right back at it following the All star break with their very favorite kind of game: Extra Innings! You like pitchers' duels? This game was scoreless through the first 11 innings.

You look at D.J. Snelten's stuff from the left side and you think to yourself, he should have one of those games. And tonight he finally did. This was the second consecutive start in which Snelten has had a career high in Ks. Last time out he tied his previous high (set in rookie league AZL) of 7, and in this game he smashed through that with 9 over his 6 shutout innings. The move back down to the Sally was no doubt hard for D.J. but he's starting to make it pay off.

Aramis Garcia was a "Best of the Rest" hitter in today's BP Minor League Update, in which they say the same kind of things that we've been hearing from scouts about Garcia all year. Despite the poor stat line in Augusta, everything about his swing suggests that his bat should play perfectly well at the highest levels. He's got great bat speed, a good idea of the strike zone, and a stroke that is balanced to hit to all fields. Along with strong leadership and an excellent arm and pop times, there's no reason why Garcia shouldn't become a major league Catcher in time.

The poor stat line for OF Dylan Davis on the other hand, is more concerning. He came into the draft last year with red flags about the holes in his swing (there were clubs that reportedly liked him better as a pitcher) and those holes have definitely shown up in pro ball. Last night he balanced Garcia's four hits with his own four Ks, which gives him 15 Ks (vs. 2 BBs) in 55 PA since his demotion to Augusta. He had a 23% K rate in SJ, but with a healthy 11.5% BB rate which I'd assume we'll see return in his Augusta line soon enough.

Johneshwy Fargas reached based 4 times last night which is good to see out of the leadoff hitter. His walk rate is still just 5.9% though. I'd like to see that come up in the second half. He got CS for the 13th time last night, vs 30 SB.

I put Dusten Knight's line in because anybody of the LOLPitcherWins camp could just have a photo of that line serve as an example of why it's a silly stat (though I do still love counting them).

Seems like every team in the system made roster moves today, and Augusta was no exception:

Salem Keizer lost at Hillsboro (Diamondbacks), 4-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Ronnie Jebavy

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

.250

SS

C.J. Hinojosa

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.250

3b

Jose Vizcaino, JR.

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

.000

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Nathanael Santiago, L, 0-1

2.2

4

4

4

2

2

0

0

0

5.40

Eric Sim

0.1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

3.00

Nolan Riggs

5.0

0

0

0

1

6

0

0

0

0.00

Three different members of the 2015 draft class made their pro debuts in this game, to varying degrees of success. Jose Vizcaino took a hat trick in his first pro game, while Who's Your Baby connected for his first pro HR.

In all the SK offense managed just 4 hits, with Jebavy's HR the only XBH. And continuing a trend toward poor peripherals they had 11 Ks and 0 BBs on the night. Ouch!

Nolan Riggs, an undrafted free agent signed in 2014 out of Sam Houston St. gave the Volcanoes a huge lift last night, nearly throwing a "quality start" from the bullpen. In his two appearances this year, he has 9 Ks, 1 BB, 2 hits and 0 runs allowed in 9 IP.

And here's the Volcanoes video recap of the Wednesday night game which includes an interview with Logan Webb as well as lots of footage of Webb:

EDIT: Here's the series recap from Volcanoes TV, includes a great catch from Jebavy last night as well as lots of other good stuff:

<iframe src='http://www.milb.com/shared/video/embed/embed.html?content_id=200397983&width=600&height=336&property=milb' width='600' height='336' frameborder='0'>Your browser does not support iframes.</iframe>

AZL Giants beat the AZL Indians, 4-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Jalen Miller

4

2

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

.500

CF

Mikey Edie

4

1

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

.294

LF

Byron Murray

5

1

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.350

3b

Nathanael Javier

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.238

2b

Kevin Rivera

4

0

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.571

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Jordan Johnson

2.0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

3.00

Luis Pino, W, 1-0

5.0

2

0

0

1

5

0

0

0

2.79

There were four more members of the 2015 draft class who made debuts in this game. Three of them went hitless: 23rd rounder 1b Dillon Dobson out of Appalachian State, 24th rounder C Zachary Bowers out of Harrison HS in Georgia, and 28h rounder RF Ashford Fulmer out of the University of Houston.

But the big debut was 3rd round pick Jalen Miller. At the bat, Miller had a dynamic debut with 2 hits, a walk and a SB. In the field Miller was a little shakier making 2 fielding errors. Mikey Edie had his first big game stateside with three hits, an RBI and his first 3 SB of the season. Mikey reached base a 4th time via a HBP.

Though the lineup was dominated by 2015 draftees, it's two 2014 draftees that really impacted the game, as 19 year olds Byron Murray and Kevin Rivera contributed half the team's hits and all of its XBH. Unlike the SK team, the AZL showed good peripherals, with 3 Ks and 3 BBs in the game.

20 year old LHP Luis Pino had an excellent DSL campaign back in 2012, but this is now his third AZL season. 21 year old Jordan Johnson was the 23rd round pick in 2014 out of CSU Northridge. He's a native of Elk Grove.  The college pitcher hasn't had much luck getting his pro career untracked yet.

DSL Giants beat the DSL Rojos, 9-5

Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

2b-SS

18.9

Manuel Geraldo

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

.318

1b

18.9

Alilzon Rodriguez

3

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

.222

3b

17.2

Francisco Medina

3

2

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.280

CF

17.6

Jose Patino

3

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

.200

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

16.10

Luis Amaya, W, 1-0

2.1

2

1

1

1

4

0

0

0

1.32

With all these new faces, it's worth remembering that LHP Luis Amaya is still the youngest player in the Giants organization. The little lefty is flashing an 11.20 K9 thus far and picked up his first career LOLWin yesterday.

Little used big man Alilzon Rodriguez has 2 hits in 9 PA this year, but they're both big flies. He was a six figure signee in 2013 because of his power potential. With a double in 3 ABs, Francisco Medina has his SLG at .507. Manuel Geraldo now has 8 hits and 5 BBs in his past 5 games.

* * *

Wow. That's a whopping big bunch of news for one day between promotions, debuts and Matt Cains coming back to SF. Can't wait to see what today brings!